3107.61 Birth parent may request profiles of prospective adoptive parents and express preference.

At the request of a birth parent who voluntarily chooses to have a child placed for adoption, the agency or attorney arranging the child's placement and adoption may provide the birth parent profiles of prospective adoptive parents who an assessor has recommended pursuant to a home study under section 3107.031 of the Revised Code be approved to adopt a child. At the request of the birth parent, the agency or attorney may include identifying information about a prospective adoptive parent in the profile if the prospective adoptive parent agrees to the inclusion of the identifying information. If a birth parent chooses a prospective adoptive parent from a profile, the agency or attorney shall give that prospective adoptive parent priority when determining with whom the agency or attorney will place the child.

Effective Date: 09-18-1996